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back too soon.........maybe?????????
on 25 October 2009
The most anticipated comeback of the year, reels on disappointing results - we have the underappreciated Million Dollar Bill, to begin with - although the appearance on X-Factor did Whitney no favours what so ever, the single should have been huge, reaching No. 12 in the charts, is not good..but let's not forget charts today are far different than they were when Whitney last released a single. Nothin' But Love, just passes by forgettabley, the most modern thing here is Call You Tonight, which should be the next single to save this comeback. I Look To You, a huge ballad written by R.Kelly is classic Whitney, with the octives belting about the title, Like I Never Left is saved by the Akon vocal, as it's out of Whitney's confort zone. A Song For You is dreadful - a classic Carpenters songs ruined with drum and bass beats, and Whitney's atrocious vocals on the track...cringe worthy, I Didn't Know My Own Strength, cleverly written - but clearly the strength is not in Whitney's voice in this track. Worth It, is a complete rip off of Mariah's Bye Bye, For The Lovers is catchy, but kinda belongs on the Just Whitney cd, I Got You, by the time you have got to this track, if you've got the cd still playing - you begin to think it's all sounding the same, as with Salute - the opening beats sounds like they're off her 1987 lp Whitney...I have followed Whitney since 1985, and have for so long been waiting for the big comeback, only too be left feeling very disappointed....has her passed killed the voice - i don't know - but i'm sorry - it aint shining on this cd, and i think this album will break Whitney as opposed to re-make Whitney.